What is worldly concern?

Famous quotes containing the words concern and/or worldly:

    The pleasure of leaving home, care-free, with no concern but to enjoy, has also as a pendant the pleasure of coming back to the old hearthstone, the home to which, however traveled, the heart still fondly turns, ignoring the burden of its anxieties and cares.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
    —Jean De La Bruy√®re (1645–1696)